We are taking a Bahamas / Key West 7- night cruise out of Tampa in May and another 7- night Alaskan cruise out of Seattle in August. We’re going to Gatlinburg and Asheville in July. I’m trying my best to get and stay healthier. I am SO blessed and stunned to still be kicking after coming so close to death in 2008 and circling the drain again in 2015. Really dumbfounding…..I am SO GRATEFUL. And oh also the heart attack in September of 22 - another strike against me. Soooo just keep swimming!
Yesterday I made some frozen chicken breast tenders in the crockpot with onions, garlic, jalapeños and spices. Last night we had chicken tacos with the shredded up meat and piping’s. They were very good. The leftovers are going to be chicken salad and chicken tortilla soup. Now that the kitchen remodeling is finally done after at least four to five weeks of having it torn up I feel like cooking again. This week I’m going to try again making a sourdough starter. I did it last year but realized after about 2 weeks of daily tending that using regular tap water doesn’t work. Doh! I was so pissed off for a while but now I’m ready to try again. I’m also going to make some peanut butter chocolate chip cookies this morning.
7:04 a.m. I made myself a third cup of coffee, fed the dog and opened all the window shades. I’m going to tidy up a bit and take Bitzi for her morning walk before I come back and make the cookies. Mike is still sleeping. He likes to stay up late at night watching TV ( falling asleep on the couch snoring). I need to go to bed by 10 or I feel awful. I usually wake up between 3 and 4 a,m. to use the bathroom and usually can’t go back to sleep so just stay up. By 8 or 9 pm I’m feeling twinkly and ready for bed. A nice hot bath in the evening helps me get sleepy.
Every morning I read the Daily Herald newspaper and my Apple News feed on my IPad. It’s easier for me to read than actual newspapers since I can adjust the font, contrast and brightness. It seems to me lately most every story is embedded with all sorts of ads and links that zoom you somewhere else to try to sell you something. AND the story headlines seem interesting until you open them up to discover it’s just another friggin trap to get you to buy something. Everything is a sales pitch now! I’m tired of having all the ads shoved down my throat. I need more time out in the woods!